Karti Chidambaram refuses to appear before CBI in Aircel Maxis case

Aircel Maxis case Karti Chidambaram refuses to appear before CBI

Aircel Maxis case Karti Chidambaram refuses to appear before CBI

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that instead of badgering his son Karti, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should pose questions to him. "It is sad that the CBI is spreading misinformation", Chidambaram said on Twitter.

The case relates to an FIPB clearance to the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when P Chidambaram was the finance minister.

Karti Chidambaram refused to appear before the CBI on Thursday.

Subramanian Swamy of the BJP has claimed that the former finance minister had given FIPB clearance to a deal that should have been referred to the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs), headed by the prime minister, as it alone was empowered to clear foreign investments of over Rs. 600 crore.

The letter further said that he has no knowledge or connection with the subject matter of the said case and hence, he has nothing to add to the statement he made earlier. As FM, I granted approval in the normal course of business, " he said. "In Aircel-Maxis, FIPB officials have recorded statements before CBI that approval given was valid", Chidambaram tweeted.

Karti also requested the CBI to withdraw the notice dated September 7, 2017 issued under Section 160 of the CrPc.

The agency is also probing Karti Chidambaram's role in another case related to the alleged misuse of foreign investments by INX Media.

The Aircel-Maxis case involves a series of allegations of kickbacks in the telecom sector, which was part of the wider 2G scam that engulfed the previous UPA regime.

Karti, however, refused to appear before the CBI and pointed out that a special court had discharged all the accused and terminated proceedings in the matter. "FIPB consists of five Secretaries to the Government of India.who. submitted the case to the Finance Minister and sought approval".

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